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Aid workers at the frontlines: studying effects of epidemics on volunteering / Les travailleurs humanitaires en première ligne : étudier les effets des épidémies sur le volontariat
Organiser(s): French Red Cross Foundation

Excerpt:
Like the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, humanitarian and social actors around the world quickly mobilized alongside public health authorities to participate in the effort to protect populations facing the Covid-19 epidemic. In this exceptional and sustainable context, the question of the impact of prevention measures, lockdown management or assistance to people with the virus on the physical and psychological well-being of those involved has become a priority for these actors working somehow to the continuity of their actions. Also, little is known on volunteers’ involvement in an epidemic response, unlike other more studied emergency contexts such as armed conflicts or natural disasters. While some studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of volunteer action in supporting epidemi ..
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